War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0131 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Prisoners says that a heavy force attacked us to-day. Colonel Brown, Fourteenth South Carolina, says Nortwood belongs to Thomas' brigade. I am anxious for tools.

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

May 23, 1864.

This division will ready to move at 5 o'clock this morning, in the following order: First, Second Brigade; second, battery; third, First Brigade; fourth, two batteries; fifth, Third Brigade. Reveille will be sounded at 4 o'clock. The usual calls may be had.

By command of Brigadier-General Griffin:

C. B. MERVINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 23, 1864-1 p. m.

General CRAWFORD:

Bring your division back to the church, and take the road to where General Griffin is. If the Second Corps is morning in the road, you can leave your batteries where they are and come through the edge of wood, keeping to the left of them.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 23, 1864-1 p. m.

General CUTLER:

Brig your division, after General Crawford's, back to the church and take the road to the left. If the Second Corps occupy the road, you can leave your batteries where they are and keep along the edge of the woods. Leave word with the brigade you detached to rejoin you when General Hancock relieves it. Pick up your detachment at the church as you come along.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

May 23, 1864.

[General G. K. WARREN:]

GENERAL: The enemy opened a battery toward night just opposite my left flank, and which will enfilade my line. I am entrenching; but it is very necessary to send the brigade which we sent to the right back again, or the line designated cannot be established. Opposite my left, where the enemy opened his first battery, he advanced a line of skirmishers toward sundown. The rations of the men are